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March 1, 2024
My fellow 512 family,
As we embark on our third term in office, it is with immense gratitude that we extend our heartfelt appreciation to every one of our union family members. Your unwavering support, dedication, and hard work have been the cornerstone of our union administration’s achievements thus far. Together, we have overcome challenges, celebrated successes, and worked tirelessly to uphold the values of our union. As we continue this journey, our goal and determination are to serve you with integrity and excellence. Thank you for your continued trust and partnership as we strive to build a brighter tomorrow for all. As a union family, we are stronger together.
It also coincides with the start of our seventh year of bringing you our 512-weekly update. If you know other members who want to receive our updates, they can stop by the field office and provide us with their email addresses. They can also go to our TWUlocal512.org website to view it.
In the past two weeks, the TWU/IAM Association M&R negotiations committee met in DFW and PHX to continue discussions on proposed changes to the current JCBA. The Committee sharpened its positions on numerous articles and crafted proposed language on most of them.
The GSE/FAC Committee has yet to begin its discussions. But will soon be actively engaged in discussing all issues. Our committee negotiators will be Jay Sleeman and Bill Clark. A survey for GSE/FAC should be available in a few weeks.
The fleet negotiations committee has been working on a fleet survey, which should be available by the end of the month.
In our weekly meeting with management, we asked facility maintenance for updates on the water cabinet issues and the new water fountain installation at the K10 men’s locker room. We discussed problems at the IAB breakroom and how our Crew Chief equipment boxes need to be inspected daily by prospect, and anything damaged needs to be replaced. We asked that the company provide more sturdy, lighted wands.
Recently, the company has attached bypass pins to their towbars. Please ensure these pins are secured to the towbar after every push. We also have training lessons due on March 27, 2024. If you have any safety concerns, don't hesitate to contact one of our safety stewards or the field office at 773-894-0077.
In our next 512 executive board meeting, we will discuss adding a second day of membership meetings for our late shift members, creating town hall Zoom meetings for general discussions, and having general meet and greet meetings at the TWU executive room next to the field office.
Any member who wishes to be considered for appointment or reappointment can request a STEWARD FORM at the field office, 512 website, or by calling the hall. Your completed form must be received in our office by noon on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
We have some save-the-date events; the TWU Local 512 Family Union Picnic has been planned for July 17, 2024. The annual Golf Outing has been scheduled for July 29, 2024. Please stop by the field office if you have any ideas for events you want your union to do.
Sincerely and fraternally,
President – TWU Local 512
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